In business world people are used to take sick or medical leave. Some times it is necessary to take due to health problem or illness. But few people are taking sick leave without any solid reason. In this article we will discuss how to utilize your sick time? When to take sick leave? What to do in sick time? This article will provide you the opportunity to practice going through the process of deciding whether to call in sick for office.
Identify how sick are you? If you feel not well and think that you need to see a doctor in order to get better, it is the right time to call in sick. If you are suffering from an illness (flu, conjunctivitis, eyesores, etc.) that is contagious, take rest at home. If you go to work in this situation there is a chance that you may get even sicker to the point that you may have to miss more than one day of job. If you go to office, you would not be able give productive results due to the illness.
Preparing for medical leave
Make up your mind
If you make a decision that it would probably be a good idea to take leave, consider how much sick leave do you have? If you have some days, it might be a good idea to stay home this day to try to get well again. If you only have a few days or a single day, you may have to make a decision whether you may need those/that day(s) at a later date. If you do not have sick leave, can you afford to miss a day’s pay?
A person would have to make this decision based on his health condition. For example, a person may have very bad allergies at the same time every year. That time is coming up and the allergies are worse than how he feels presently.
Made the choice
After making the choice to stay at home from work, then you have to do the following things –
Request your colleagues who will have to do your important work. Follow your office procedure for calling in sick. When you speak to your manager or the person to whom you call in sick, tell him that you are not feeling well and need to take the day off.
Inform vendors, stakeholders and sub-ordinates well in advance, preferably in advance of 2 days.
Though sick time is a benefit, it should be used only when essential. Employers look favorably on employees who do not take any leave due to illness. In fact, some companies give awards or rewards to employees who do not use any sick time during a specified financial year.